You may have heard by now the Stampin' Up! is doing a big Color Revamp this year along with some ink pad changes. It's super exciting and I fully intended to make a video for you detailing the changes, but life got in the way. I've been running back and forth to the hospital all week. Our son who has epilepsy had a monitored medicine change this week. Because of time constraints, I decided to do a detailed pictured explanation. Most of my pictures will be in rainbow order. Be sure to keep scrolling. There's lots of pictures and the pads are last.
The most immediate thing that you need to know is the Retiring Colors. These colors will be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so get your favorites before they are gone.
Pictured left to right: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, Always Artichoke, Wild Wasabi, Emerald Envy, Island Indigo, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Sugar Plum and Chocolate Chip.
This list includes the In Colors scheduled to retire this year and 13 Core Colors. On a side note, Flirty Flamingo retired as an In Color, but is back as a Core Color.
Here's the reds and dark pinks for side by side comparisons. Pictured left to right: Merry Merlot (new), Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Poppy Parade ( a returning In Color), Lovely Lipstick (2018-2020 In Color), Melon Mambo and Berry Burst (2017-2019 In Color). Berry Burst is a pretty purplish pink.
Oranges and yellows. Top left to right: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody (new), Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and Pineapple Punch (2018-2020 In Color).
Peaches and Pinks, Bottom left to right: Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove (2018-2020 In Color), Petal Pink (new), Blushing Bride, Powder Pink (2017-2019 In Color), Flirty Flamingo (Returning In Color).
Greens: Left to right: Lemon Lime Twist (2017-2019 In Color), Granny Apple Green (new), Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow (Returning In Color), Garden Green, Call Me Clover (2018-2020 In Color), Soft Sea Foam (new), Mint Macaron (returning In Color), Shaded Spruce (new), Tranquil Tide (2017-2019 In Color)
Blues: Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel (2018-2020 In Color), Pacific Point, Balmy Blue (new), Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana (returning In Color), Pool Party
Browns and Grays: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Basics: Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Basic Black.
I can't say enough about the new Ink Pad design. They rock! It was time for Stampin' Up! to update the mold and they knocked it out of the park. Inks are still stored upside down for juicier pads, but you can open them with a push of you thumb. They open much like a makeup compact. They're also a snugger fit to keep the air out. Just look at the comparison of 5 stacked side by side! Speaking of stacking, the new pads are designed to stack.
The size is ever so slightly different. The old and the new style are the same width, but the newer pads are a skosh smaller. The pads will fit in both the retiring ink caddy as well as the Stamp-n-Storage Ink Storage.
And that's not all, there's more. Stampin' Up! has added a defoamer to cut down on bubbling and to give you a more even coating of ink on your stamp for a smoother more solid look. And if that's not enough, Stampin' Up! has designed a smaller label to insert inside your pad, so that you can easily identify your pads when there are multiples on your work surface.
Note: We will no longer carry Archival inks, so the old Basic Gray Ink Refill should not be used on the new Classic Ink Basic Gray. For Black Inks there are 2 options-Jet Black Stazon and Tuxedo Black Momentos Inks. Use Stazon for watercoloring and use Momento for coloring with Blender Pens.
Clarifications on ReInkers-You can use old reinkers on your new pads with the exception of archival inks, but you will loose the defoamer advantage. You can also use new reinker on your old pads and gain the defoamer advantage.
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Have a fabulous weekend,